Teets History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Teets family

The surname Teets was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Teets family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Teets research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1822 and 1856 are included under the topic Early Teets History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Teets Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Taetse, Taets, Taetses, Teatse, Teats, Taetss, Taetsse, Taettse, Taet, Taste and many more.

Early Notables of the Teets family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Teets Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Teets migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Teets Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Henry Teets, who settled in Philadelphia in 1769
Teets Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Aalonzo Teets, aged 36, who immigrated to the United States from London, in 1892
Teets Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Joseph W Teets, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Minnie W. Teets, who immigrated to America, in 1908
  • Mrs Josef W. Teets, aged 57, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Alonzo Teets, aged 59, who settled in America, in 1914
  • Frank Teets, who immigrated to the United States, in 1920

Canada Teets migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Teets Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Teets, who arrived in Ontario in 1871
  • Jacob Teets, who settled in Ontario in 1871
  • Cook Teets, who settled in Ontario in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Teets (post 1700) +

  • U. A. Teets, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Illinois 19th District, 1938
  • James W. Teets, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates; Elected 1972; Elected unopposed 1974
  • Harry C. Teets, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 24th District, 1911-12
  • Donald Teets, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 5th District, 1960; Socialist Labor Candidate for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from 17th Senatorial District, 1961
  • David R. Teets, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1980
  • B. F. Teets, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 24th District, 1891-92
  • Harley Oliver Teets (1906-1957), American warden of San Quentin State Prison (1951 to 1957)
  • Peter B. Teets (b. 1942), American 13th Director of the National Reconnaissance Office, Under Secretary of the Air Force


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